So I imagine if you’ve found this article, you’re getting pretty fed up with an average everyday life and asking yourself why you should travel. Am I right? Well, that is where I was less than 2 years ago. I was in my third year of college, without a clue of the direction I wanted to take my career after graduation. I knew what I really wanted, but I couldn’t figure out a way to give up the excuses or escape to where I wanted to be. And the place I “needed” to be according to society wasn’t where I wanted to be.
Let me know if this resonates with you – Why You Should Travel:
Every night you go to bed knowing that tomorrow is going to be yet another day that you are trapped in an un-ideal situation that gives you the same reoccurring dream. A dream about the next possible opportunity for you to take some time off for yourself to do something you have always wanted to do.
Then, when that time finally comes, you shy away from setting forth on your journey because of one reason or another – often times dealing with a financial issue. This is far too common for so many armchair travelers out there.
Well, I know you have heard it before, but let me reiterate. The time to make your move is now. There will never be a “perfect time”. There’s always going to be an excuse, trust me. I waited far too long to make the transition into living the lifestyle that I wanted to live and now all I have is regret that I didn’t start it sooner.
Making the move
Some of us decide to quit the jobs of our normal lives in order to commit to the lifestyle we want, but that doesn’t mean you have to. That is a dramatic move and not one that is for everybody. But in order to finally allow yourself to do what you want to do, eventually, you will have to commit to something.
One morning, as I am sure it has already happened to you several times before, you are going to wake up feeling inspired. You are going to get online to look at plane tickets taking you across the world (or wherever it is that your heart desires to go). But this time when it happens, it’ll be different than the times before it.
Don’t think, just let the moment guide you
I challenge you to book your plane ticket. Don’t think about it. It takes this kind of momentum and commitment to put a plan into action sometimes – especially the first time. Let your heart make the decision for you.
Tell your family and friends that you might be gone for a while and they will support you (and envy you, too). And finally, tell yourself that you made the right decision for you.
The timing will never be perfect, so I encourage you to stop telling yourself that it ever will be. You’ll never have enough money (because we are all in a never-ending pursuit for more than we have). And the longer you wait will only leave you feeling guiltier with yourself. There’s always going to be an excuse until you tell yourself there isn’t.
Traveling has never been easier and less expensive. If you don’t have quite the funds you would like to have, there are plenty of alternative ways of traveling inexpensively. You just have to commit yourself to that type of travel lifestyle. Your adventure is ready and waiting on you. What excuses do you have; what are you waiting for?